Many people think about garden design only in terms of plant choices. But picking plants is the last and often easiest part of putting a garden together. Before the plants are put into place the fencing, buildings, paths, paved areas, steps, lawns, archways, etc. should be put into position. The modern concept is to create outdoor rooms, which can be used by all the family for specific purposes. You may have a play area, eating area, areas to sit and take in the beauty and serenity, areas to grow food or to keep livestock. This approach to garden design can break down the plan into manageable portions, otherwise, the design as a whole could appear to be to daunting for most of us to undertake. Choose a design that fits the architecture of your house your personality, and your needs. Gardens have many different atmospheres or styles. Seeing the things other gardeners have achieved can often spark off new ideas for one’s own garden. The haphazard abundance of an English garden or the sparse elegance of a Japanese garden, the influence of the formal, stepped stone terraces of Renaissance Italy, the elegant grandeur of classical French garden are styles that can be created in other locations. Open up your mind to realize how you can achieve a similar atmosphere.